An invitation by Catharine Slade Brooking enabled me to attend a bookbinding workshop with Chris Bradbury. I feel very lucky to have discovered something new and so exciting.
Here’s a brief summary of some of the steps for the stitched and hard cover binding:
30 A4 pages folded in half
stitching 7 signatures:
The cover is added with glue by including two end papers and allowing movement in the spine:
Laser cutting pages to make the edge regular and neat:
I was very pleased with the outcome but I wish I had thought of varying the colours. There are so many ways of binding a book that I would definitely like to experiment further. It may not happen before the completion of the final project though but it is definitely a new skill I will build on.